Heather Jackson is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Melbourne.
Dr John Tidmarsh is a specialist in the Hellenistic period, with extensive archaeological experience especially at Pella in Jordan and Jebel Khalid in Syria. He is currently President of the Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation University of Sydney.
1: The Common Wares from the Housing Insula
2: Finding the Clay Fingerprint: Geochemical Characteristics of Jebel Khalid Pottery Clays
David Garnett and Heather Jackson
3: The Imported Fine Wares at Jebel Khalid
4: The Green-Glazed Wares from Jebel Khalid, 1986-2006
5: Life in the Housing Insula: The Evidence of the Pottery
‘Jebel Khalid … has not slotted easily into existing historical
narratives – but, following two decades of excavation by an Australian
team, a variety of evidence has been unearthed. The site is an important
one, particularly as it is usually presumed to represent a Hellenistic
settlement unmarred by later occupation. We must be grateful for this
publication: not only does it publish part of an important corpus of
data, making accessible the work from 1986 to 2006, but it also makes
available a part of the ancient world which is unlikely to be accessible
to foreign archaeologists for some time.’
J. A. Baird Journal of Roman Archaeology
'Jackson and Tidmarsh provide a clear and full picture of the material correlates of life in a provincial city of the Seleucid empire. It is not a volume of answers but something much better: a volume of testimony, painstakingly gathered, studied, defined and described, filled with information and ideas that can inspire and help address a host of questions. Historians of the Hellenistic world, take note.'
Andrea M. Berlin Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Copyright: © 2011
Publication: 01 Dec 2011